Lithography opened up the boom of mass printed matter

One of the more interesting type of posters created were magic posters. Lithographic printing coincided with the “Golden Age” of magic and the posters created were full of symbols, devils, skeletons, mystical figures – anything that spoke to the growing interest of the American people in the occult.

Daring Escapes and Sensational Illusions: Posters from the Golden Age of Magic

Illusions: The Art of Magic is a book and exhibition at the McCord Museum in Montreal featuring hundreds of posters from the Golden Age of Magic The “Golden Age” of magic coincided with the heyday of the lithographic poster, and acts involving levitation, decapitation, escapes, hypnotism, and other illusions were lavishly advertised.

If you have one these colorful lithographic magic posters – keep it safely displayed in one of our archival poster frames. These frames come with UV blocking acrylic that allows you to display your poster and not worry about fading.